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Centricity Update 1/20

Posted January 20, 2011 by in Marketing, Radio, Radio, Touring, Touring

Greetings from Vegas. John Mays and I are out on the road visiting radio stations. So far we have hit Tulsa, Seattle, Portland and now Vegas. We are about half way through the trip and have a nice two and a half hour delay in Vegas. Quite frustrating but you get used to it after a while. It has been good seeing our friends at radio. What we really learned is how dependent we are on the GPS lady giving us loving instructions on where to go. I hope she is not too upset that we left her in Portland. I feel to much stress giving turn-by-turn instructions from my iPhone.

The really big news is Andrew’s single broke top at AC radio. I know, we did not think we would ever say that. We are so excited for Andrew for he has not had a top 10 hit it since his first record.

On to the latest updates…

Radio Update:

Another pretty good week at radio! Did we mention that Andrew Peterson went Top 10 and AC Indicator? I also need to mention that Jason Gray “I Am New” went top 10 on INSPO radio landing at #9

On to the rest of the radio news:

Chart Positions:

AC Mon: Dancing In The Minefields” Andrew Peterson – #14

“I Am New” Jason Gray –  #21

AC Ind: Dancing In The Minefields” Andrew Peterson – #10

“I Am New” Jason Gray –  #14

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cites – New & Active (#36)

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian – New & Active (#35)

INSPO: ““I Am New” Jason Gray – #9

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian –#18

Adds:

“Eye Of The Hurricane” Me In Motion

CHR                KNMI/Farmington, NM

WORQ/Green Bay, WI

KLFF/ San Louis Obispo, CA

“Pray You Through” Sixteen Cities

AC:                 WJYO / Ft Myers, FL

“Dancing In The Minefields” Andrew Peterson

INSPO                        KLMP/ Rapid City, SD

“I Am New” Jason Gray

AC                  KVMV / McAllen, TX

WAWZ/ Somerset, NJ

“The Stand” Jaime Jamgochian

AC                  KAIM/Honolulu, HI

Jason Gray                            www.jasongraymusic.com

•  Jason spent this week at the World Vision artist retreat. This is such an important cause in Jason’s life as anyone who has seen him knows.  Check this out for Jason’s thoughts on World Vision.

•  “I Am New” is still #13 on the KLOVE chart.

•  Jason has a top 10 INSPO hit with “I Am New”!

•  Great article on Jason titled “The Virtues of Weakness”. Read it here.

•  Jason will be joining the WinterBlast tour with Building 429 and 33 Miles. The dates are as follows:

1/22           Longview, TX

1/27           Shiloh, IL

1/28           Goshen, IN

1/29           Marion, IL

2/3             Montgomery. AL

2/4             Miramar Beach, FL

•  Jason then heads out with Mark Schultz on the Renaissance Tour:

3/10           Evansville, IN

3/11           Olathe, KS

3/12           Shakopee, MN

3/18           Russell, KY

3/19           La Harpe, IL

3/20           Columbus, IN

3/24           Charlotte, NC

3/25           Warner Robins, GA

3/26           Elizabethtown, NC

3/27           Yorktown, VA

3/30           Wilmington, NC

4/1             Bemus Point, NY

4/2             Elmhurst, IL

4/3             Fremont, OH

4/6             Jackson, MO

4/7             Bentonville, AR

4/8             Lawton, OK

4/9             Ada, OK

4/10           Yukon, OK

4/11           Jackson, MO

Andrew Peterson                  www.andrew-peterson.com

•  ANDREW IS TOP TEN!!!!YEAH.

•  What do Andrew Peterson and Eminem have in commoon? According to this BLOG they are the different sides of the same story. Read it here.

•  Dancing in The Minefields video is over 300K views on You Tube and Vevo. Have you seen it? If not shame on you. Here is it.

•  For updates on how things are going in the world of Andrew Peterson follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/andrewpeterson

•  Andrew starts touring again late February so mark you calendars to see him:

2/24           Lexington, KY

2/25           Wilmore, KY

3/4             Green Bay, WI

3/5             Watervliet, MI

3/25           Charlotte, NC

3/26           Pleasant Garden, NC

3/27           Salisbury, NC

4/17           Baraboo, WI

5/4             Knoxville, TN

Me In Motion                        www.meinmotion.com

•  We are getting some great new adds for Eye of the Hurricane this week. Can’t wait to see the charts next week.

•  Make sure you go out and see the band in concert. You will love them:

2/4           Ashland, OH

Sixteen Cities                         www.sixteencities.com

•  “Sing Along” moved up to #3 on WAY FM.

•  We are getting a good response to Pray You Through at radio. The lyrics are really connecting with the gatekeepers. It is the beginning of the marathon for the song but am feeling good about the first lap.

•  Make sure you continue to check out prayyouthrough.com to read the new stories being posted. Here is a small sample:

At the end of this past summer I was in a serious farming accident. I was caught between a tractor and a shed wall.
Doctors were very concerned due to internal bleeding caused by the accident. I had a CT scan done, and no bleeding was visible, and I only suffered a broken pelvis. A day later i had 7 screws and a small plate in my pelvis to hold the break together so that it could heal.

Read rest of the story HERE

•  Sixteen Cities out on tour:

1/23           Portland, Oregon

1/26           Hammond, LA

1/28           Hammond, LA

1/30           Hammond, LA

2/1 Fairview, OK

2/3 Claremore,

2/4 St. Louis,  MO

2/5-16        Mattoon, IL

2/11-13      Dallas, PA

2/18           Gatlinburg, TN

Jaime Jamgochian                            www.jaimejam.com

•  Jaime heads out on a promo tour to visit stations next week. Here is the list of stations she is visiting:

KFMK / Austin, TX

KLTY / Dallas, TX

KVNE / Tyler, TX

KBMQ / Monroe, LA

WHJT / Jackson, MS

WDJC / Birmingham, AL

WVFJ / Atlanta, GA

WAFJ / Augusta, GA

WMHK / Columbia, SC

WLFJ / Greenville, SC

WMIT / Asheville, NC

WCQR / Johnson City, TN

WBDX / Chattanooga, TN

Downhere                              www.downhere.com

•  Downhere heads into the studio next week with producer Mark Heimmermann. The songs are good, the band is ready. Pray that it all goes well.

•  Follow the band’s updates from the studio on Twitter – www.twitter.com/downhere

•  The band is heading out on the Out and Aboot Tour with Rush of Fools. Check out the dates:

3/09         Pell City, AL

3/11         Thomasville, GA

3/18         Bellville, GA

4/01         Lynchburgh, VA

4/07         Henning, TN

4/16         Palos park, Il

4/29         Grennville, IL

5/01         Louisville, KY

5/06         Hardyston, NJ

5/07         Quakerstown, PA

Music listened to while writing this – the continual announcements of our flight delay while in Vegas…. Finished up in Dallas listening to The Decemberists “The King Is Dead”

Till Next week.

About The Author: Steve Ford

Steve Ford started as an engineer at LA's famed Mama Jo's studio before crossing over to the dark side: marketing. After a stint in artist development and A&R at Sparrow working with Steven Curtis Chapman, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Out of the Gray, Ford moved onto Star Song and later Myrrh, marketing records by Newsboys, Fernando Ortega, and Amy Grant. He served as general manager at inpop records, signing Superchic(k) and Shane & Shane; he started INO's rock imprint SRE, where he worked with Skillet, Flyleaf, Disciple, and Decypher Down. At Centricity, Ford oversees all aspects of sales and marketing, including radio, packaging, and hair product endorsements. Ford lists racquetball and "books" as his hobbies, which occupy what free time isn't spent discovering obscuro new music.

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